Blogging Insights – NF # 62 : Intuition


“Here’s the only blogging tip you really need: always follow your intuition.” – Kelly Thoreson


Merriam Webster defines intuition as

“the power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference”

A simpler definition says that it is “the ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning.”

Before I launched my blog, I watched a lot of YouTube videos and read dozens of Internet articles about blogging. Nearly all of them reccomended choosing a niche as well as complying with SEO.

Friends who have been following my blog have seen that I have used my intuition rather than all the advice out there. I don’t have skyrocketing stats but I consider my blog a success.

A small number of people read my posts (although my number of followers exceeds 1700). Over four years I have made several good friends who comment on my posts and write responses to my weekly writing prompts. These are the people whose opinions I value.

The topics I choose for my posts and prompts usually come off the top of my head. I don’t give them much conscious thought, so you can say I use my intuition for them.

My thoughts, however, arise from my experience. This includes my daily life, my interactions in the real and virtual world, and most importantly, what I read.

Once I have chosen a topic, I think about it and research it too. So it’s not just intuition, but time and effort too that is required for blogging.

That was my ‘two cents’ . I would love to read your thoughts on this.

20 thoughts on “Blogging Insights – NF # 62 : Intuition

  1. Great topic as usual. The ideas have to flow naturally, but that is just the beginning. Impossible to say what is the relationship between intuition and research/effort. Intuition alone woun’t get you far. Often times an Idea comes to me, I make a note. When it is time to write, I usually have little recollection as to the original topic, or I go off on tangent.

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  2. I keep wondering when and if talent and ability come into play. Intuition is all well and good, but there’s a whole lot more to being a good or even a great writer than intuition. If that was enough, there’d be a LOT more of us with publishing contracts and shelves full of best-sellers. Except that’s not the way it works now or has ever worked.

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  3. I think, intuition does play a significant role. But, then so does research and the work necessary to produce to post that folks want to read and digest. Part of this might also entail asking the question – why?

    Why am I doing this whole writing and blogging thing?

    Going back to basics(why did I create a WP account) and answering that first. Intuition may not make you a great or even a good writer. But, it may get you in the game?

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